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Tuesday, March 27th
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RIDGEWAY ARTS PRESENTS

ROMAIN PILON AND THE CJC BLUE ENSEMBLE

Romain Pilon grew up in France and started to play the guitar at the age of 10 inspired by AC/DC’s lead guitarist, Angus Young. Romain studied with various private teachers in his hometown before entering the Jazz Conservatory of Chambery in 1997. After auditionning for the famous Berklee College of Music, he was awarded a scholarship and moved to Boston for 4 years where he studied with world class musicians including Mick Goodrick, Hal Crook, Dave Santoro, Joe Lovano and Peter Bernstein. During his studies Romain was presented with 3 Berklee College music awards and in 2002 his quartet opened for Pat Metheny, representing the entire school guitar department of over 1000 students. Whilst in Boston Romain performed Christian Scott’s debut CD featuring Walter Smith III.

After receiving his degree in Jazz Perfomance, Romain moved to New York where he played with musicians like Ferenc Nemeth, Lionel Loueke, Seamus Blake, Matt Brewer, Carlos Henriquez, Jerome Sabbagh, Albert Sanz, Rob Stillman…

Now based in Paris, aside from performance and his own artistic projects, Romain teaches jazz improvisation, composition and guitar. He has played in many prestigious venues and festivals such as Malta Jazz Festival, Pizza Express (London), Jazz Bar (Edinburgh), Jazz in Marciac, Jazz à Couches, Crescent Jazz Club,Wally’s (Boston), Duc des Lombards, Sunset/ Sunside (Paris),Centro Quatro(Belo Horyzonte),Recife…

In 2004 he formed his band with tenor saxophonist David Prez, the David Prez/ Romain Pilon Group. To date, they have released two CDs to critical aclaim, “…probably one of the most sincere and enthousiasthic jazz groups to emerge in france” Jazz Magazine-Jazzman.

Since 2010 he is a member of the Paris Jazz Underground collective, reuniting six autonomous musicians who aim at exposing their music through their combined endeavor. Their last album received the highest rating in Jazz magazine (Choc).

His first trio record as a leader, recorded in Ny, with Colin Stranahan (dr) and Matt Brewer (bs) was released in April 2012. It was selected among the 7 “Chocs”(highest rating) of august in Jazz magazine, also among the 6 best releases in Jazz News August 2012.

In october 2013 he released his new album “Colorfield” feat. Walter Smith III on tenor, Jamire Williams on drums and Michael Janisch on bass. Colorfield was awarded 4 stars in Jazzwise and the FInancial Times, also listed as the top 6 albums on november ‘ Jazz News.

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VIBRAPHONE COOL CAT CHASE JACKSON & THE JAZZ GROOVE ENSEMBLE

CLOSED THIS EVENING

JEFF DENSON “OUTSIDE MY WINDOW”

PRIVATE EVENT FROM 6-9PM

THE THEO CROKER COLLECTIVE

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

THE THEO CROKER COLLECTIVE

THE JAZZ VOCALS OF REN GEISICK “A BLACK CAT HOLIDAZE EXTRAVAGANZA!”

THE THEO CROKER COLLECTIVE

THE JAZZ VOCALS OF REN GEISICK “A BLACK CAT HOLIDAZE EXTRAVAGANZA!”

THE THEO CROKER COLLECTIVE

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE RICHARD SEARS TRIO “CONSTANT STRANGER” ALBUM RELEASE

GUITAR PHENOM YOUSSEF KHIARI (AKA YO K) & HIS INTERSTELLAR CRUSADERS “A TRIBUTE TO THELONIOUS MONK”

THE RICHARD SEARS TRIO “CONSTANT STRANGER” ALBUM RELEASE

SOUL & JAZZ SINGER JAMES ROBINSON & HIS BAND

JOSH LAWRENCE & COLOR THEORY FT. ANWAR MARSHALL & TONY PEEBLES

CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT

THE INCOMPARABLE VOCALS OF AZURE MCCALL & HER LITTLE BIG BAND!

JOSH LAWRENCE & COLOR THEORY FT. ANWAR MARSHALL & TONY PEEBLES

JOSH LAWRENCE & COLOR THEORY FT. ANWAR MARSHALL & TONY PEEBLES

CLOSED THIS EVENING

NICK HEMPTON TRIO

NICK HEMPTON TRIO

THE MICHAEL ODE TRIO

THE MICHAEL ODE BAND OF SIX FT. JOHN PALOWITCH, MICHAEL ORENSTEIN, NICK LAMB, AND GIULIO CETTO

RENOWNED LATIN PIANIST MATIAS CARBAJAL AND HIS QUINTET

THE MICHAEL ODE BAND OF SIX FT. THE FABULOUS NATALIE JOHN!

MARK ROBINSON & HIS RAT PACK TRIO “THE SOUNDS OF FRANK!”

THE MICHAEL ODE BAND OF SIX FT. INCOMPARABLE JAZZ & SOUL SINGER LILAN KANE!

THE MICHAEL ODE BAND OF SIX FT. THE FABULOUS NATALIE JOHN!

CLOSED THIS EVENING

LESLEY MOK TRIO

VIBE THEORY FT. GIULIO CETTO & FRIENDS

LESLEY MOK TRIO

VOCALIST JACK MOSBACHER & HIS TRIO!

VOCALIST JACK MOSBACHER & HIS TRIO!

HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

THE INCOMPARABLE VOCALS OF AZURE MCCALL & HER LITTLE BIG BAND!

HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

VOCALIST JACK MOSBACHER & HIS TRIO!

HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

GRAMMY WINNING VOCALIST & CHANCE THE RAPPER COLLABORATOR: JHOARD EXPERIENCE

THE SULTRY SOUNDS OF LILAN KANE & HER OAKLAND COLLECTIVE

GRAMMY WINNING VOCALIST & CHANCE THE RAPPER COLLABORATOR: JHOARD EXPERIENCE

THE JAZZ VOCALS OF REN GEISICK!

GRAMMY WINNING VOCALIST & CHANCE THE RAPPER COLLABORATOR: JHOARD EXPERIENCE

GRAMMY WINNING VOCALIST & CHANCE THE RAPPER COLLABORATOR: JHOARD EXPERIENCE

STUDIO 54: NEW YEARS EVE WITH GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING J. HOARD! FEAT. VIVECA

CLOSED FOR NEW YEARS

CLOSED FOR NEW YEARS

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